A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country.
The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce have been authorized by customs agencies to certify non-preferential, and in some cases, preferential certificates of origin. The Chambers' role in the attestation of Certificates of Origin (CO) is both unique and vital in facilitating international trade. Each CO must be stamped with the official CO seal of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce issues "Non-Preferential CO's," i.e. “ordinary COs,” which certify that the country of origin of a particular product does not qualify for any preferential treatment.
The CO may be required because of established treaty arrangements, varying duty rates, and preferential duty treatment dependent on the shipment´s origin.